Compton Dando News

Village Quiz Night

This was a successful night financially as well as socially. We made £430.76 in total for CDCA funds, excluding the hire of the hall [£28]. A big thank you to Mabel Prescott for fetching our supper – a vital role, and we are sorry that she had to wait so long [due to a staff absence]. Winning team: Pfaffing Ladies, please note, that we would like the trophy back in time for next year’s quiz!! Alice and Alison hope that you enjoyed the depth and breadth of the topics and the challenges that some rounds gave us all!

Barn Dance Report

Thank you to everyone who attended the barn dance on Saturday. It was a fantastic night enjoyed by all and we raised a grand total of around £1400 towards the new pitch and necessary equipment – great result.

Particular thanks go to Lynda and Tony for hosting and there was some enthusiastic talk of not leaving it so long before the next one!

Bluebell walk

St Mary’s Church organised a walk for villagers to view the bluebells. The walk was led by Ron Waker and took a large group of walkers, but only one dog, Oban, along the river towards Keynsham and then up to Fairy Hill corner and across to the top to Bluebell Woods where we all ooo’d and aaah’d over the fantastic bluebells gently swaying in the sunshine.

We, of course, then returned to the church to sample the delicious cakes and have the obligatory cup of tea!

Thank you to Ron for leading the walk and Joy and Jenny for organising the afternoon and to all the helpers who made it possible. Around £170 was raised.

5 Village Youth Group make Cake Pops

The latest 5 Villages Youth Group meeting was a huge success – because everyone loves cakes! The kids formed two teams who made different recipes – one a sponge recipe and the other a donut recipe – for our Cake Pop machines.


It was difficult to be patient whilst the cakes cooked and even harder to wait for them to cool down enough to decorate with icing and sprinkles – but the wait was worth it!! All the cakes disappeared in a flash.


Mabel Prescott, one of the organisers, said: “There were a lot of sticky fingers and a few harassed parents at the end, but it was such fun.”

Latest Youth Group Meeting

About a dozen kids had a green finger afternoon making a daffodil planter for Mothering Sunday – we now just have to watch the pots to see the bulbs grow. Well done everyone. Next meeting is Friday 7th April for Cake Pops.

Snowdrop Planting

The snowdrop planting in mid February went very well in spite of a very chilly and damp morning about a dozen villagers turned up to help and 2000 bulbs were planted in 45 minutes. The flowers are looking good. Thanks to Steve for arranging it all.

Quiz Night Success

The second CDCA village quiz night was a roaring success with eight teams and some interesting topics. Excellent fish and chips and good company.

The winners were The Bar Team, closely followed by Dottbyeggs Team and then the Artefacts. The poor losers were The Nutty Farmers! But they assured me that they enjoyed themselves.

Already looking forward to next year’s quiz.

Compton Dando 2017 Village Calendars are Here

The 2017 Village Calendar is now available at £5 – a steal if ever I knew one!

Full of lovely pictures taken around our beautiful village, contact 01761490445 to purchase.

See the website History page for all 13 pictures.